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Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMO stories of 2018

We've got a lot of awards going out over the next couple of weeks about the "best" and "biggest" of this and that. But...

Camelot Unchained teases ‘epic siege battles’ as beta development continues

Hey, old school Dark Age of Camelot and Warhammer fans, you might want to take a peek at the latest Camelot Unchained studio...

Jukebox Heroes: My ‘best’ FFXIV music picks

Recently, Square Enix invited Final Fantasy XIV fans to vote on their favorite music tracks from what has become a very expansive...

Massively Overthinking: The best and worst MMO developer quotes of 2018

It's become a tradition on Massively OP to include among our end-of-the-year roundups and editorials and retrospectives a run-down of our favorite - and least favorite - MMO dev quotes of the year, be they obscure, poignant, or just plain dumb. So once again, for this week's Massively Overthinking, I've asked our staff to offer up those quotes and then reflect on what we from the year and reflect on just what we've learned from them.

Hyperspace Beacon: Why PVPers are abandoning SWTOR – again

I don't usually like to jump into the PvE-v-PvP debate because no one wins, but I have started to see an exodus of PvPers...

Rend unveils sweeping crafting revamp focused on streamlining the early game

Survival MMO Rend has big changes for crafting on the horizon, according to the dev blog Frostkeep put out earlier this evening,...

The Daily Grind: Must MMOs keep moving or die?

Bhagpuss over on the MMO blog Inventory Full put up a piece earlier this month about EverQuest II - specifically about MMO...

Battle Bards Episode 133: Star Citizen

The sparkling majesty of space beckons to the hearts of the Battle Bards — and up there they discover the Star Citizen soundtrack! In...
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MMO Business Roundup: Chinese vs Western gamers, devs against Brexit, and lockboxes as gambling in Australia

Welcome back to another quick trip through some of this week's gaming business tidbits. Profiling Chinese gamers Quantic Foundry, the Nick Yee research firm...

Global Chat: Saying farewell to a fellow MMO blogger

The MMO blogging community is a pretty tight-knit one. Most of us know each other (or of each other) and read each other's blogs...

Global Chat: Investigating LOTRO’s progression servers

The new Lord of the Rings Online progression servers are proving to be of significant interest to MMO players and bloggers alike, with...

Massively Overthinking: The MMO things we’re grateful for

Call it sappy, but I'm gonna stop joking about turkey and emptying my wallet on Steam for a sec for tonight's Overthinking. It's Thanksgiving, and we've got some thanking to do.

Valiance Online recaps progress on environments and icons, promises a ‘long read’ on the way

Remember earlier in November when Valiance Online company Silverhelm Studios promised it would increase its communication with its community with biweekly updates...

Whatever happened to Empyrion Galactic Survival?

Anybody remember Empyrion Online aka Empyrion Galactic Survival? It's one of those space sandbox multiplayer survival games that went for a Kickstarter...

Battle Bards Episode 132: Steampunk

Steam-powered tech, airships, clockwork machines, and automata are the source of inspiration for this week’s episode of Battle Bards! The team scrounged the landscape...

Path of Exile’s revamped Hideouts make housing persistent in Betrayal

Hands-down, the most exciting thing to me - and I suspect maybe MJ too - coming out of the Path of Exile Betrayal...

MMO designer Raph Koster lays out the component parts of making MMORPGs

Veteran MMORPG designer Raph Koster has up a new blog post that sheds some light on the many angles of developing an MMORPG. In...

Check out the trailer for Torchlight Frontiers’ Forged class

Oh yeah, you know a game is about to start really moving with its alphas when it starts dropping keys, business model blogs, and...

Torchlight Frontiers’ free-to-play model rejects pay-to-win and gambling schemes

Given that Torchlight Frontiers is being published under Perfect World Entertainment, you're probably not going to be shocked to hear that the MMO...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most egregious example of a reskinned MMO?

Blogger and MOP reader Serrenity penned a great piece last week discussing the practice of skinning as it pertains to casino games and...

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